Alan Menter, MD
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Baylor University Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX

Daniel Furst, MD
Carl M. Pearson Professor of Medicine
Director, Rheumatology Clinical Research Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

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Activity Details


0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Released: April 27, 2017

Expires: April 27, 2018

45 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Rheumatologists; dermatologists; and other clinicians that care for patients with PsA including rheumatology and dermatology NPs and PAs.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe issues that patients consider as having an impact on disease severity that are not incorporated into current evaluation instruments
  2. Discuss how patient beliefs about and perception of PsA affect willingness to participate in the creation of and adherence to management strategies
  3. Discuss the factors that contribute to the divergence of satisfaction ratings between clinicians and patients
  4. Demonstrate communication techniques to best engage patients with PsA so they can participate in an informed manner in developing management plans based on their individual clinical and psychosocial needs

Activity Description

In this “Rate the Quality” activity, you will meet three patients with psoriatic arthritis and rate quality of their interactions with healthcare providers and their satisfaction with care. Two leading experts in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis will discuss each case and explain how providers can improve their management of patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Social Media Blueprint

While working to develop this activity, RealCME conducted a social media analysis using dialogue related to PsA found on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to compile a report titled “Social Media Blueprint: Patient & HCP Perspective on Psoriatic Arthritis.” The report informed the faculty's discussion of the three cases featured in this activity, which focus on practical strategies for shared decision making and a patient-centered approach. To download the report, please click here.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label or unapproved uses of devices or drugs. Devices or drugs that are still undergoing clinical trials are identified as such and should not be portrayed as standard, accepted therapy. Please consult full prescribing information before using any product mentioned in this activity. If using products in an investigational, off-label manner, it is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to monitor the medical literature to determine recommended dosages and uses of the drugs. Neither the publisher nor the providers promote the use of any agent outside of approved labeling.

Alan Menter, MD, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Advisory board: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Lilly
Consultant: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Galderma, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Vitae, Xenoport
Investigator: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Anacor, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dermira, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Lilly, Merck, Neothetics, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Symbio/Maruho, Xenoport
Speakers bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma

Daniel Furst, MD, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Consultant: AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cytori, Genentech, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche
Investigator: AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Corbus, Genentech, National Institutes of Health, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche

Penn State staff involved in the development and review of this activity have nothing to disclose.
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Kathleen Hines, Vice President, Editorial Services, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Affairs, MCM Education has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and MCM Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Credit is awarded to participants who score 65% or better on the post-test.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, Penn State College of Medicine, or Pfizer. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the faculty should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients' conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions regarding CME credit, contact Penn State Continuing Education at (717) 531-6483 or Please reference activity code G6074-17-T.

Hardware / Software Requirements

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Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

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